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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar    NAICS: 334413    SIC: 3674
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Spire Corp develops manufactures and markets capital equipment & services for the solar photovoltaic industry, including turn-key solutions & individual pieces of manufacturing equipment & full turn-key lines for cell & module production & testing.

Spire Corporation is incorporated in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1969. It develops, manufactures and markets highly-engineered products and services in two business areas capital equipment and systems for the photovoltaic solar industry and biomedical, generally bringing to bear expertise in materials technologies, surface science and thin films. In the photovoltaic solar area, the Company develops, manufactures and markets specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells and provides photovoltaic systems for grid connected applications in the commercial markets. The Company's equipment has been installed in approximately 200 factories in 50 countries. The Company's flagship product is its Sun Simulator which tests module performance. The Company's other product offerings include turn-key module lines and to a lesser extent other individual equipment. The Company also provides turn-key services to its customers to backward integrate to solar cell manufacturing. In the biomedical area, the Company provides value-added surface treatments to manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices that enhance the durability, antimicrobial characteristics or other material characteristics of their products; and perform sponsored research programs into practical applications of advanced biomedical and biophotonic technologies.



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15.29
EPS (TTM) $ -0.87
Short Percentage of Float0.13%
52-Week Range $0.01 - 0.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.21
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